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    jaxthedog jaxthedog's Avatar
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    Jacket thoughts for the new rider

    Recall that a nurse friend of mine shockingly found out her son had purchased (gasp!) a motorcycle. She's asked for information about safety equipment that she might share with or purchase for her son. Here's a little piece on jacket considerations.

    http://thechurchoftheopenroad.blogsp...e-jackets.html

    If you could offer your thoughts - or more importantly - your corrections , I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks!

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    Lots of good jackets out there, I have a closet full of them.

    Best reviews are on Revzilla and Motorcyclegear.com
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

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    jackets

    Not cheap but very functional are the jackets from Aerostich. You can get the jackets with or without the liner. Jackets themselves are Gore-Tex and hold up well in the rain. When riding in very hot temps, I wear under armor under the jacket and just wet myself down , then put the jacket on. These jackets have good armor in the shoulders and in the elbows with plenty of pockets to store things. There are plenty of great jackets out there, but I love my Darian from Aerostich.

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    Jackets

    One other thing, Aerostich is located in Duluth, Minnesota and their jackets, pants, and Roadcrafter suits are all made in shop right in Duluth. They are extremely helpful with sizing and alterations if needed.
    www.aerostich.com

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    I believe Aerostich has a guaranteed fitment policy now, check it out!
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